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Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON –FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.  The WEA portion of … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ASSETS TO NORTH CAROLINA FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE SUPPORT

PEARL – The State of Mississippi has deployed assets and personnel from the Mississippi Department of Health to North Carolina, to assist with potential emergency response efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDS STATE’S SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM TO VIRGINIA FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE SUPPORT

The State of Mississippi has deployed members of it’s Search and Rescue Team to Virginia, to assist with potential emergency rescue efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) … Continue reading

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Harrison County offering self serve sandbags at various locations

Pearl – Harrison County Emergency Management is offering self-serving sandbags at various locations within the county. The locations are as follows: Long Beach- Harbor @ Pavilion- Hwy 90 Gulfport – Courthouse Road Pier Parking Lot-Hwy 90 Harrison County Road Department … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDING PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST TO HAWAII TO ASSIST WITH DISASTER RECOVERY

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is sending a public information specialist to Hilo, Hawaii to support the ongoing recovery efforts from the Mt. Kilauea volcano eruption and lava flow disaster. The request for support was made to Mississippi through the … Continue reading

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2018 Hurricane Season Officially Begins

PEARL – Today, June 1, marks the official start to the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. We have already seen the first named storm of the season in Alberto which made landfall along the Florida panhandle and moved north through the … Continue reading

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Transportation Emergency Declaration

Federal Motor Carrier  Western Service Center Safety Administration  12600 West Colfax Avenue, Suite B-300 Lakewood, CO   80215 Southern Service Center 1800 Century Boulevard, Suite 1700 Atlanta, GA  30345 May 27, 2018 REGIONAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY UNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 … Continue reading

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Harrison County Sandbag Locations for Possible Tropical Weather

Harrison County Emergency Management has set up sand bag locations  throughout the county.  No shovels are available and the sand bags are self serve. ROAD DEPARTMENT/WORK CENTERS County Road Department, 10076 Lorraine Road (Mississippi 605) Gulfport.Top of For Bottom of … Continue reading

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MEMA ENCOURAGES USING SOCIAL MEDIA DURING HURRICANES

PEARL – In the digital age of smartphones and tablets, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages the use of social networks during hurricanes to receive vital emergency information from local, state and federal agencies, as well as nonprofit and faith-based … Continue reading

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MEMA ENCOURAGES USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HURRICANE INFORMATION

PEARL – In the digital age of smartphones and tablets, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages the use of social networks during hurricanes and tropical storms to receive vital emergency information from local, state and federal agencies, as well as … Continue reading

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